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Cruise Diary: About Bonnets, Bunnies and Brunch – Easter at Sea

Cruise Diary: About Bonnets, Bunnies and Brunch – Easter at Sea

Day 93, April 8: The trivia question was straightforward: Name an egg-laying mammal. But one team, instead of going for the obvious “platypus,” went the whimsical route: “the Easter Bunny!” Easter – with its message of springtime, renewal, love – and, I guess, egg-laying mammals – was definitely in the air on the Amsterdam as…   read more of “Cruise Diary: About…”

Prinsendam’s Easter Celebration

Prinsendam’s Easter Celebration

These photos were taken from the Easter celebration on board the Prinsendam. We had two Easter bunnies that went around the ship, greeting the guest and offering them chocolate eggs and plenty of entertainment. Lots of photos were taken of Prinsendam’s Easter event and the grand Easter extravaganza that was held in the Lido Restaurant….   read more of “Prinsendam’s…”

Passover Seder Aboard Statendam

Passover Seder Aboard Statendam

The Passover Seder is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The Seder is a ritual performed by a community or by multiple generations of a family, involving a retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. This story is in…   read more of “Passover Seder…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Passover Macaroons with Bittersweet Chocolate

Rudi’s Recipes: Passover Macaroons with Bittersweet Chocolate

These sweet macaroons with a bittersweet chocolate base are an essential ending to an elegant Passover meal. Macaroons with Bittersweet Chocolate Yield: 2 dozen macaroons Ingredients: 4.5 cups dried, shredded unsweetened coconut 3 large eggs 5 large egg yolks 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup good-quality honey Pinch salt Juice of 1/2 lemon 12 ounces bittersweet…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Luck of the Irish Invades Officer’s Bar on Prinsendam

Luck of the Irish Invades Officer’s Bar on Prinsendam

It was a jolly green time for the officers and staff aboard the Prinsendam this past weekend as the Officer’s Bar was the site for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Green beer, tasty snacks, drink specials and traditional Irish music were on hand for all to enjoy. A great time was had by all.

St. Patrick’s Day on Prinsendam

St. Patrick’s Day on Prinsendam

These photos were taken during our St. Patrick’s Day celebration on board the Prinsendam. All areas were decorated in green, covered in shamrocks. Crew members and guests dressed up in matching colors. The dining room, Lido restaurant and the front desk area also were decorated to make our theme. Guests enjoyed the festivities and lots…   read more of “St. Patrick’s…”